2015

Blog Posts in 2015

  • I want custody of my child...

    So you want custody of your child. First, let me tell you that I am a family law attorney and I represent individuals in custody court battles across the State of Florida. However, the purpose of this blog is not to give you legal advice, but to simply provide you with a general overview of child custody laws in Florida that my help you navigate through their complexity. Please keep in mind that ...
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  • I want to relocate with my child, but my ex objects...

    Parental relocation in Florida can be a very contentious and complex issue. Therefore, you need a parental relocation attorney who can present your case to the court in the most effective way possible. One thing you need to understand is that generally, under Florida law, you can’t move the child’s principal residence address more than 50 miles away without the other parent’s consent or the ...
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  • What it really means to be an aggressive attorney...

    You’ve probably heard radio ads, watched TV commercials, and read huge billboards inviting you to hire this or that attorney because he or she is “aggressive”; and yes, my own website invites you to do the same. But what does it really mean to have an “aggressive” attorney? And how does that benefit you? As a family law attorney in South Florida, on a daily basis, I deal with attorneys on the ...
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  • Why a Prenuptial Agreement in Florida

    So you’re about to get married and you’re concerned about a potential dispute with your future spouse regarding alimony or property division should your marriage fail. A prenuptial agreement can make your life much easier. What is a Prenuptial Agreement in Florida? A prenuptial agreement, also referred to as a “prenup,” is a written agreement signed between you and your future spouse prior to ...
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  • Adoptions in Florida

    What is Adoption in Florida? Adoption is the legal process through which an individual, whether a child or an adult, becomes part of a family other than that of the individual’s birth parents. Adoption severs all ties with birth parents. It transfers all rights and responsibilities to the adoptee’s adoptive parents. Therefore, the legal relationship between the adoptee and the adoptive parent is ...
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  • I want a divorce but I can't afford attorney's fees...

    So you want a divorce, but you have little to no income, and your spouse makes decent money. It’s important to know that you have options. In an action for divorce, alimony, child custody, child support, enforcement or modification of a court order, if one party is financially disadvantaged, the Court may order the other party to pay this party’s attorney’s fees. This concept is called “fee ...
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  • Modification of Child Support in Florida

    People ask me all the time, “how do I modify my child support obligation?” Unfortunately,many parents in Florida are not aware of the circumstances that may warrant a modification in the monthly child support amount they pay or receive. The court will generally modify a child support award if it finds that there has been “a substantial change in circumstances.” This substantial change has to be ...
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  • My Child's Father and I were never married. Does he have any parental rights?

    In Florida, when a child is born to an unmarried couple, the mother is considered the natural custodian of that child. This means that the father does not have the legal rights and responsibilities of a parent. Unfortunately, this fact remains unknown to a lot of people. Many fathers of children born out of wedlock believe that simply because they have their names on their children’s birth ...
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